The management of gastrointestinal symptoms in Parkinson’s disease

  title={The management of gastrointestinal symptoms in Parkinson’s disease},
  author={D. Salat-Foix and O. Suchowersky},
  journal={Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics},
  pages={239 - 248}
  • D. Salat-Foix, O. Suchowersky
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
  • The involvement of the autonomic nervous system in Parkinson’s disease causes many non-motor symptoms, among which gastrointestinal complaints are prominent. Drooling, dyspepsia, constipation, abdominal pain and fecal incontinence are frequently a source of patient distress. Dysphagia is recognized as causing both discomfort and increased risk of serious complications. Although a diagnosis can often be established based on the reports of patients and/or caregivers, and additional testing is… CONTINUE READING
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